When I was at the Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago, I noticed they had their Christmas supplies and decorations out. Some clear plastic ornaments, fake snow and miniature pine trees caught my eye and so I grabbed a couple of each and continued on my way. As I pulled the items out of the bag earlier this week, an idea came to me for a simple Christmas Dollar Tree snow globe ornament.
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Growing up, we often made ornaments for our Christmas tree. Some out of construction paper stars with cotton ball Santa beards, others by tying cinnamon sticks together with ribbon. While I haven’t carried this particular tradition on with my own family, it’s one I remember with fondness, so it’s not a surprise that I thought about making an ornament out of the supplies I’d bought. Below are some basic instructions and tips so you can make your own little Christmas snow globe ornaments.
First, you’ll want to make sure that the trees will fit inside the ornament. (This is probably something you’ll want to check at the store before you buy them. *wink*) Since making these ornaments wasn’t my original plan, I had to trim the smaller of the two trees down to fit better by cutting about an inch or so off the bottom. (Another option would be to put different objects inside such as a snowman or even a couple of trees of different sizes.)
Next, get your glue gun plugged in. While that’s heating up, take the top off the ornament and set it aside. I wanted to make sure the wire branches of the tree would be flexible enough to push the tree through the opening of the ornament so I checked that as well and it worked just fine.
Once your glue gun is ready to go, put a liberal amount of glue on the bottom of the tree and carefully push it through the opening. This part was a little tricky because I needed to make sure that the glue on the bottom of the tree got as centered as possible on the bottom of the ornament. After I got it where I wanted it, I held it in place for about 30 seconds to give the glue time to dry.
Then I opened the bag of fake snow and used a small funnel to put it into the ornament, filling until I was happy with how it looked. I decided to put some glitter in with it since snow globes often have a little bit of sparkle in them.
Last, I replaced the top of the ornament and glued it down in a couple of places so it can’t be easily opened, tied a ribbon around the top and hung it up!
I love how it turned out and it was such a quick project to make! You could easily make these for teacher gifts, neighbor gifts or for your own Christmas tree.
You can also check out these other fun crafts made using supplies from the dollar store below. Feel free to add your own!